Statement Regarding Appointment of Bishop Robert J. Carlson as Archbishop of St. Louis

News Release

May 6, 2009 For more information contact:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anne Steffens
Chief Communications Officer
Phone: (314) 792-7631

STATEMENT REGARDING APPOINTMENT OF BISHOP ROBERT J. CARLSON AS ARCHBISHOP OF ST. LOUIS
From Archbishop Raymond Burke, Archbishop Emeritus of St. Louis

As Archbishop Emeritus of Saint Louis, I am most grateful to Pope Benedict XVI for the appointment of Bishop Robert J. Carlson to the office of Archbishop of Saint Louis. I have known Archbishop-elect Carlson for some 25 years. He is a holy bishop who has served the Church in many and significant ways. He has shown outstanding Episcopal leadership as both Bishop of Sioux Falls and Bishop of Saginaw. In a particular way, he has been a faithful and generous herald of the Gospel of Life. I am confident he will lead and guide the work of the new evangelization in our beloved Archdiocese. It is a great blessing to have Bishop Carlson sent to us to shepherd the faithful in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis.

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Evening Prayer to Welcome New Archbishop

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June 9, 2009 For more information contact:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anne Steffens
Chief Communications Officer
Phone: (314) 792-7631

EVENING PRAYER TO WELCOME NEW ARCHBISHOP
Civic and Ecumenical Leaders Join Catholics to Welcome New Archbishop

WHAT: Evening Prayer for Archbishop-elect Bishop Robert J. Carlson

WHEN: Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 7:30PM

WHERE: Cathedral Basilica, 4431 Lindell in the Central West End (Public reception to follow at Rosati Kain High School)

St. Louis, MO – Archbishop-elect Robert J. Carlson will be installed by Justin Cardinal Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia and former Archbishop of St. Louis, as the 10th Bishop and 9th Archbishop of St. Louis. At the time of the Installation, he will assume the responsibilities of the Archbishop of St. Louis.

At the Evening Prayer service, civic leaders, leaders from other religions, and representatives of the various groups that make up the Archdiocese of St. Louis will be presented to Archbishop-elect Carlson. A reception will follow at Rosati-Kain High School where the faithful will have the opportunity to greet Archbishop-elect Carlson. Both are open to the public.

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Archdiocesan Choir Rehearses for Mass of Installation

News Release

June 3, 2009 For more information contact:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anne Steffens
Chief Communications Officer
Phone: (314) 792-7631

ARCHDIOCESAN CHOIR REHEARSES FOR MASS OF INSTALLATION
Hundreds of Local Catholics will Sing for the New Archbishop

WHAT: The Cathedral Choir and several other choirs and instrumentalists will have a final rehearsal for the Mass of Installation for Archbishop-elect Robert J. Carlson

WHEN: Monday, June 8, 2009 from 7:30 -9PM

WHERE: Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, 4431 Lindell in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – Hundreds of local Catholics will rehearse the music to be performed at the Mass of Installation for Archbishop-elect Robert J. Carlson. The choirs include the Cathedral Choir, The Archdiocesan Adult Choir, the Archdiocesan Children’s Choir, the Archdiocesan Handbell Choir, and other instrumentalists. Those participating are from parishes all over the Archdiocese of St. Louis, which includes 11-counties.

The Mass of Installation will be Wednesday, June 10 at 2PM. Archbishop-elect Carlson will be the 10th Bishop and 9th Archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

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Local Nuns Produced Hosts for Pope John Paul II and Now for New Archbishop of St. Louis

News Release

June 3, 2009 For more information contact:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Elizabeth Westhoff
Assistant Director of Communications
Phone: (314) 792-7635

LOCAL NUNS PRODUCED HOSTS FOR POPE JOHN PAUL II AND NOW FOR NEW ARCHBISHOP OF ST. LOUIS

WHAT: The *Passionist nuns in Ellisville are baking and packaging the altar bread or “hosts” that will be used at the installation Mass of Archbishop-designate Robert Carlson on Wednesday, June 10th. The hosts are the un-consecrated discs of wheaten bread that, at the point of consecration during the Mass, transubstantiate into the body of Christ.

WHEN: Monday, June 8, 2009 from 10:30AM – 11:30AM (Because this is a cloistered order—which means that the nuns do not leave the confines of their convent—they have a very strict daily schedule and will only be available for interviews between 10:30 and 11:30am).

WHERE: Passionist Nuns Monastery -15700 Clayton Road, Ellisville, MO 63011

For background information on the Passionists, visit: http://www.passionistnuns.org

Eleven Men to be Ordained as Permanent Deacons for Archdiocese of St. Louis

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June 3, 2009 For more information contact:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anne Steffens
Chief Communications Officer
Phone: (314) 792-7631

ELEVEN MEN TO BE ORDAINED AS PERMANENT DEACONS FOR ARCHDIOCESE OF ST. LOUIS

WHAT: Ordination of the Permanent Diaconate (Mass and Conferral of Sacrament of Holy Orders)

WHEN: Saturday, June 6, 2009, at 10AM

WHERE: Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, 4431 Lindell in the Central West End

WHO: Bishop Robert J. Hermann, Archdiocesan Administrator, celebrant and ordaining bishop

Those to be ordained: Dennis Barbero, Paul Bast, Lawrence Clark, David Felber, Dale Follen, Fred Haehnel, John Marino, Thomas Mulvihill Jr., Terrence Pimmel, Richard Quistorff and Daniel Skillman

ST. LOUIS – Eleven new deacons will be ordained for the service of the Archdiocese of St. Louis as part of the 29th class of permanent deacons in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, which began the program in 1975.

Permanent deacons are ordained clergy who serve in various ministries, including serving during the Mass, being an ordinary minister of Communion, officiating at baptisms, witnessing marriages, and presiding at wakes and funerals. Permanent deacons also minister in hospitals, Church agencies and other related areas.

Many deacons are married men, and many retain their jobs and careers while serving the Church as deacons on a voluntary basis.

The diaconate requires four years of formation after a 12-month screening and evaluation process. Following ordination are three more years of formation.

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Local Grade School Choir to Sing for Newly-Installed Archbishop Robert Carlson

News Release

June 3, 2009 For more information contact:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Elizabeth Westhoff
Assistant Director of Communications
Phone: (314) 792-7635

LOCAL GRADE SCHOOL CHOIR TO SING FOR NEWLY-INSTALLED ARCHBISHOP ROBERT CARLSON

WHAT: 130 students from 25 local grade schools will perform at the reception for St. Louis’ new Archbishop, Robert J. Carlson, after he is installed as the 10th Bishop and 9th Archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The Mass of Installation will be Wednesday, June 10 at 2PM.

WHEN: Choir rehearsal is Monday, June 8, 2009 from 6:00-8:00 pm

WHERE: Rosati-Kain High School - 4389 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

Schools include: Annunciation, Ascension, Cathedral Basilica, Holy Infant, Holy Redeemer, Holy Spirit, Our Lady of Lourdes, Sacred Heart-Eureka, Sacred Heart-Valley Park, Seven Holy Founders, St. Catherine Laboure, St. Ferdinand, St. Gabriel the Archangel, St. Gerard Majella, St. John the Baptist-Villa Ridge, St. Joseph, St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf, St. Katharine Drexel, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, St. Margaret of Scotland, St. Mark School.

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Statement of Bishop Robert Hermann on the Appointment of Bishop George Lucas as Archbishop of Omaha

News Release

June 3, 2009 For more information contact:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anne Steffens
Chief Communications Officer
Phone: (314) 792-7631

STATEMENT OF BISHOP ROBERT HERMANN ON THE APPOINTMENT OF BISHOP GEORGE LUCAS AS ARCHBISHOP OF OMAHA

“The Archdiocese of St. Louis is very proud that one of its native sons, Bishop George Lucas, presently Bishop of Springfield, IL, has been chosen by Pope Benedict XVI to be the Archbishop of Omaha. He has been an exemplary priest while serving as an instructor and spiritual director for St. Louis Preparatory Seminary, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, secretary to Archbishop John May, and rector of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. We proudly extend to him our heartiest congratulations, best wishes, and our promise of prayerful support as he takes on the mission of the Archdiocese of Omaha.”

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Archdiocesan Choir Rehearses for Mass of Installation

News Release

June 1, 2009 For more information contact:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anne Steffens
Chief Communications Officer
Phone: (314) 792-7631

ARCHDIOCESAN CHOIR REHEARSES FOR MASS OF INSTALLATION
Hundreds of local Catholics will sing for the Archbishop

WHAT: The Cathedral Choir and several other choirs and instrumentalists will rehearse for the Mass of Installation for Archbishop-elect Robert J. Carlson

WHEN: Tuesday, June 2, 2009 from 7:30 -9PM

WHERE: Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, 4431 Lindell in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — Hundreds of local Catholics will rehearse the music to be performed at the Mass of Installation for Archbishop-elect Robert J. Carlson. The choirs include the Cathedral Choir, The Archdiocesan Adult Choir, the Archdiocesan Children’s Choir, the Archdiocesan Handbell Choir, and other instrumentalists. Those participating are from parishes all over the Archdiocese of St. Louis, which includes 11-counties.

The Mass of Installation will be Wednesday, June 10 at 2PM. Archbishop-elect Carlson will be the 10th Bishop and 9th Archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

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Statement Regarding the Temporary Removal of Rev. Kevin Hederman

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May 28, 2009 For more information contact:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anne Steffens
Chief Communications Officer
Phone: (314) 792-7631

STATEMENT REGARDING THE TEMPORARY REMOVAL OF REV. KEVIN HEDERMAN
From Monsignor Richard Hanneke, Director of Priest Personnel

“The Archdiocese of St. Louis is aware of a recently filed lawsuit involving Rev. Kevin Hederman. At this time, the Archdiocese has not been able to investigate the allegation and we do not know if the claim is valid. Because we take all allegations of abuse very seriously, Bishop Robert Hermann has decided to temporarily remove Rev. Hederman from active ministry pending further review.

If anyone has ever experienced abuse involving a clergy member, please contact the Office of Child and Youth Protection at 314-792-7704 or your local authorities.”

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Four Priests to be Ordained for Archdiocese of St. Louis

News Release

May 18, 2009 For more information contact:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anne Steffens
Chief Communications Officer
Phone: (314) 792-7631

FOUR PRIESTS TO BE ORDAINED FOR ARCHDIOCESE OF ST. LOUIS

WHAT: Ordination to the Priesthood (Mass and Conferral of Sacrament of Holy Orders)

WHEN: Saturday, May 23, 2009, at 10AM

WHERE: Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, 4431 Lindell in the Central West End

WHO: Bishop Robert J. Hermann, Archdiocesan Administrator, celebrant and ordaining bishop

Ordinands: Rev. Mr. Mark Chrismer, Rev. Mr. John Mayo, Rev. Mr. Eric Olsen, Rev. Mr. David Skillman

ST. LOUIS — Four new priests from Kenrick-Glennon Seminary will be ordained for the service of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Bishop Robert J. Hermann will preside at the Mass and will confer the Sacrament of Holy Orders, by which the four men will become priests.

Catholics believe that, through the grace of the Sacrament of Holy Orders, priests act in the person of Jesus Christ. As such, their ministry is devoted to instructing and pastoring the faithful, especially through the administration of the sacraments.

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Local Astronaut Who Flew to the International Space Station Talks to Catholic Children About Trip

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May 18, 2009 For more information contact:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anne Steffens
Chief Communications Officer
Phone: (314) 792-7631

LOCAL ASTRONAUT WHO FLEW TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION TALKS TO CATHOLIC CHILDREN ABOUT HER TRIP
Dr. Sandra Magnus is a Native of Belleville, IL

WHAT: Dr. Sandra Magnus will visit the children of St. Joseph Catholic School in Imperial to talk about her experience as a flight engineer and NASA science officer for the International Space Station

WHEN: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 from 10-11:30AM

WHERE: St. Joseph Catholic School, 6020 Old Antonia Road in Imperial

Imperial, MO – Belleville native Dr. Sandra Magnus will talk to first through eight grade students at St. Joseph Catholic School in Imperial about her most recent trip in space. Magnus worked and lived aboard the International Space Station for three months. She served as a flight engineer and a NASA science officer. Dr. Magnus will show a video about her work and talk to the students at an all-school assembly.

For more information about Dr. Magnus, log onto www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/magnus.html.

Statement Regarding Rev. Robert Osborne

News Release

May 9, 2009 For more information contact:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anne Steffens
Chief Communications Officer
Phone: (314) 792-7631

STATEMENT REGARDING REV. ROBERT OSBORNE
From Deacon Phil Hengen, Director of the Office of Child and Youth Protection

Upon obtaining information from the Marianist Province that was recently made available to the Archdiocese of St. Louis regarding a previous investigation involving Rev. Robert Osborne, a priest in The Society of Mary (Marianists), Archdiocesan Administrator Bishop Robert J. Hermann has removed Rev. Osborne’s priest faculties. As a result, Rev. Osborne may no longer live in residence within any Archdiocesan parish rectory and may not celebrate Mass publicly.

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